No More Novartis Mail in Rebates for Me!

I have been doing rebates since Heck was a Pup…every since I began my Couponing Journey. I love coupon deals that double-dip with a +Up Rewards, Extra Bucks or a Register Rewards (although, I rarely shop at Walgreens).

Last week, not only did I receive one rejected Norvartis Mail in Rebate (MIR) but I got two rejections! Can you believe I got the rejects in the same week?

The first rejection was for the BOGO Prevacid MIR. I was very careful to buy both Prevacids with a gift card that I got for my birthday and I’ll be a Monkey’s bottom, the rebate center actually refused the delivery of the envelope. The envelope had a big fat “Return to Sender”. I had sent off the MIR more than enough time to make the deadline expiration, in fact, I was shocked at how long it took to be returned to me…about 5 weeks. Grrrrrrr.

The second rejected MIR submission was for the Theraflu MIR. Novartis rejected the submission saying the receipt had been desecrated b/c I had blackened out the +Up Rewards I had used to pay for my purchase.

Yep, no more Novartis Rebates for me!!!!!!!!!


  • Joni April 24, 2012, 10:10

    I got two rejections too!! I got the p&g returned to me because they added a clause that Oregon residents must sent it in within 7 days of purchase. I thought I did, but they said no.

  • Julie/Adventures April 24, 2012, 14:12

    uggg, that is BS I agree, no more rebates with them!

  • admin April 24, 2012, 18:27

    Yeah, I won’t be doing anymore Novartis rebates. They do not honor their rebates. But I haven’t had a problem with the P&G rebates.

  • Donna Mc. April 24, 2012, 19:25

    I don’t black anything out, and I expect them to honor the terms of the rebate or I send letters to the attorney general of my state and the state of the company. Terms of rebates are like contracts… they had to abide by their terms. I reported one company… and gosh be damned… they emailed me back with about a few hours, saying they would make sure it was honored. If the rebate says they will honor the price of the item on the receipt and doesn’t say less coupons or gift cards, etc., then they have to honor. It’s a lot of work to write serious and official letters, but worked the time I did it.

    • admin April 24, 2012, 19:30

      DMC, I think I got so ticked off that I threw away the envelopes. 🙁 You are right…I should have sent a letter to the AG reporting them for not honoring the rebates. My temper got the best of me!

    • admin April 24, 2012, 19:32

      I just won’t be doing their rebates anymore. But the next time I’ll definitely be contacting the AG.

  • Donna Mc. April 24, 2012, 19:26

    OMG.. I love how much easier it is to comment hear without typing in long captcha codes twice!

    • admin April 24, 2012, 19:37

      I am really liking the comment section, I can approve a commentor once without the commentor having to go though much fuss…and I can add little smiley faces and links in my replies! 🙂

      • Donna Mc. April 25, 2012, 06:24

        Is there any way to get follow-up post responses emailed to me so I don’t have to look for the posts again to check for responses?

        • admin April 25, 2012, 16:17

          DMC, I’ll looking into how to follow post responses.